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Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

[livejournal.com profile] wshaffer gave me these:

travel: Can't get all that excited about travel for travel's sake. Traveling to see people is more of a draw for me, although even then it puts a bit of a crimp in my lifestyle. Right now my dad's trying to get me to come down and consult with him on Important Things and I'm still having trouble figuring out a place in my schedule that I really want to carve the time out of. *sigh*

singing: Couldn't live without it. Am finally studying to get better at it. Yay!

modern art: I keep being tempted to scoff at it. Like, I mean, Rothko. Really? A big honking white rectangle in between two big honking red ones is supposed to be art?

But then I look at a Pollock painting and I go "oooooooooooh." No goddamn reason a bunch of swirls should be art either, but it's satisfying to me in a fundamental enough way that I don't mind people calling it art.

So if that's art, then I guess Rothko's inane rectangles must be too. Or something.

ginger: Good stuff, ginger. Eases the stomach and all. And goddamn I love gingerbread.

Just don't ever call me "gingered up," because I know perfectly well what the origin of that phrase is, and figging is not my kink.

I am, however, rather fond of Tim Minchin's song Taboo.

waistcoats: Sexay. I should wear them more often...but then there's so rarely an occasion to. Like neckties. Feh.

Batman: The Tim Burton films kinda creeped me out when I was a kid. Then the really cheesy films came out when I was a teenager. Should've been the other way around.

pie: I like it well enough, although my enjoyment of it (even when it's gluten-free) is hampered somewhat by my obsessive-compulsive need to balance crust and filling per bite. I'm not a fan of fruit pies except for apple, but I like a good pecan or chocolate cream, and occasionally find myself in the mood for pumpkin.
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Huh. I see the "best blonde joke ever" is making the rounds again.

(Or it's still making the rounds. That's what I always wonder when I see a meme I haven't encountered for a while: did someone decide to revive it after a long hiatus, or did it really just take this long to get around to that particular corner of the Internet?

Of course, the other thing I'm wondering right now is whether this post counts as a propagation or more of a meta-propagation. This is one of those times I wish LJ had a Trackback feature.)
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Okay, so most quizzes of the "completely random questions that don't really have anything to do with the supposed subject" variety are just annoying...but this particular result is actually good for a laugh:

fried chicken
You taste like chicken. Your succulent thighs,
legs, wings, and breasts melt in the mouth.
Your crunchy outer coating barely hides the
juiciness within.

How do you taste? brought to you by Quizilla


(blame [livejournal.com profile] mactavish for the link)
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I usually hesitate to participate in "say something about me" memes because they feel too much like fishing for compliments, but I think this one actually bleeds over into useful "figure out how I'm coming across to people, and perhaps see if there are any incorrect impressions I could fix" territory.

So...comment either on this entry (where comments will be screened, unless permission given to unscreen) or over here (where they won't be, and possibly lots of strangers will read them), and tell me what you find intimidating about me. If anything. Or hell, you can tell me why I'm not intimidating if you'd rather.
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Hie thee to [livejournal.com profile] mactavish's if you want the full version of this; I've left out a lot of questions to which my answers weren't interesting. Or were interesting but only passingly so. Or I just didn't feel like answering. In other words, I've left out about two thirds of them. I can be selective if I want to, dagnab it.

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you. Kevin Bacon. Too bad that doesn't count towards my Bacon number any more than sleeping with [livejournal.com profile] joedecker counts toward my Erdos number.

2. Where was your first kiss? My first half-dozen or so took place at a friend's house in high school, and were with, in some order, two friends who were in a monogamous relationship and one who was a flamingly gay boy. Now that I think about it, it seems almost odd that it took years for my sex life to re-attain that level of weirdness.

4. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? I seem to recall going through a bit of a shin-kicking phase in junior high, but since starting college I don't think I've done any non-consensual hitting except for the occasional playful arm punch.

8. What do you order at Starbucks? Nothing, even if I did like coffee which I don't. I have, however, been known to walk into a Starbucks and hog a table for a while without ordering anything, in the hope of screwing them out of a little business.
Read more... )
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Once more, it appears to be time to post random poems in our LJs and implore our friends to do the same. This time I'm going with Shakespeare. I've always liked the refreshing realism of this sonnet:

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red:
If snow be white, why, then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red, and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound:
I grant I never saw a goddess go,
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

Incidentally, where the hell did this rain come from?
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1. My username is ____ because ____.
2. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
3. My subtitle is ____ because ____.
4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.

When I created this journal I spent a lot of time thinking of possible usernames, to what turned out to be very little avail. What I wanted was an at least vaguely apropos single-word abstract concept that started with V, but every sufficiently interesting one I could think of turned out to be taken. After much frustration, I finally decided to just add a couple extra Vs to one of the ones I'd already tried. (Since then I've discovered, to my extreme annoyance, that [livejournal.com profile] vexation has in fact never made a bloody post nor even used the account to post comments.)

And then I went hog-wild with the V theme, which is why my journal is titled "Vainglorious Vicissitudes: The Vertiginous Void of Vacuous Verbosity" and my friends page is "Vaster Vistas, or the Vagaries of Various Vagabonds"--and also why my comment links count the "valid views" of those who "venture to verbalize."

My default userpic is from a Spamusement cartoon by Steven Frank; it's the only one of my icons that doesn't purport to be a picture of me, except that for all intents and purposes it is a picture of me. Anyone who's ever scritched behind my ears knows this already.
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I originally wasn't going to do this, but then I realized I was actually enjoying reading other people's, especially when I was in them. So here goes:

1. Go here.
2. Pass it on.
my answers )

Tardy haiku

Jul. 5th, 2005 11:30 pm
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Dammit, I forgot
to mention that today was
World Blog Haiku Day!

I was going to post
about this earlier, but
I just plain forgot

to do it during
the few hours I was home
and here at my desk.

Now it is almost
too late for it to matter.
But, in case you care,

mark your calendars.
Next year, on July the fifth,
you too can be cool

and post haiku, like
me (but hopefully in a
more timely fashion.)
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Of all the sentence-memes of this form, this is the only one I'm willing to cop to so publicly:

If, as you live your life, you find yourself mentally composing LJ entries about it, post this exact same sentence in your Live Journal.

The sad thing is, I never end up posting most of them. (See my previous entry and the comments thereto for reasons why.)
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My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Sister Pepper Spray of Loving Kindness.

Get yours.

Don't just generate a name; read the article if you haven't already (though it's unlikely you haven't, what with everybody linking to it).
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[livejournal.com profile] qwantz has, in his words, "totally just invented the best format for music EVER."

Nature of this format:
- example found behind the following cut
- example also found prior to cut

Things that are behind the following cut:
- my contribution to the madness

Reasons it is here:
- Already too many comments on above page for me to want to:
-- add directly to the madness something that might have already been done
-- wade through and check if it's already been done

Reasons it is behind a cut:
- length

Amount of further ado anticipated:
- none )
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The flip side of the previous meme, by way of [livejournal.com profile] tsgeisel.

I've never:

1. Had an entire drink of something alcoholic. (Half a drink seems to be about my limit.)
2. Gotten my driver's license.
3. Had a cavity.
4. Had any acute illness worse than a really bad cold or stomach flu.
5. Had sex with someone I was in love with.
6. Made enough money in one year for the IRS to care about.
7. Eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich [edit: or a plain peanut butter sandwich, either] (at least not that I can recall, though I suppose I might have tried one once when I was little).
8. Worn eye makeup voluntarily. (Okay, so most a lot of the guys reading this probably haven't either. You don't count.)
9. Had my hair cut to less than shoulder length.
10. Lived in a dwelling whose inhabitants were all one gender.

This was tougher to come up with than the other list, probably because positives are so much easier to notice than negatives.
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Seen in several people's journals, but I like [livejournal.com profile] cyan_blue's title the best.

At various times in my life, I have:

1. Snitched an entire cream pie from a school dining hall
2. Attended the funeral of someone I'd never met
3. Gatecrashed a couple of complete strangers' wedding reception
4. Sung in an opera
5. Joined the drum circle in Sproul Plaza
6. Won a medal at a state archery tournament
7. Had Douglas Hofstadter sign my birth certificate
8. Recited "Jabberwocky" in full while simultaneously writing out something completely unrelated using a friend's back for a desk
9. Stayed in a dorm with Kelsey Grammer's daughter
10. Had to explain that goth != asexual

Details and elaborations, of course, available by request.
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1) Some of the silly drawings I posted came out kinda blurry; I've since figured out why. Let me know if you want me to re-post a cleaner version.

2) As far as I'm concerned, you can ignore the "you must post this in your journal too" part. I'm doing this for the fun of doing it and don't need reciprocation.
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Because this seems like a fun and silly thing to do:

"1. Comment here and I'll pick one of your LJ interests [or possibly a combination of several] and draw a picture using some very basic draw/paint tool.

2. You have no say in what I draw for you, or the quality thereof.

3. Put this in your journal along with the pictures drawn for you."

...by way of [livejournal.com profile] catamorphism, who drew me

Masses of small dancing objects

Masses of small dancing objects

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In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial
Who, squatting upon the ground, held his heart in his hands
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter--bitter," he answered,
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."

Stephen Crane rocks the house. Seriously.

So, yeah, everybody go post a poem of their own. Baaaaa.
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Ceci n'est pas un meme.

(Because I just couldn't let that statement remain true, [livejournal.com profile] ailurodragon.)


Jul. 22nd, 2004 04:23 pm
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All my clothes are black
yet they all are different shades.
Damn washing machine.

([livejournal.com profile] strangestgirl hath spoke:
Go and write bad goth haiku!
And then read the rest.)

Hasty haiku

Jul. 5th, 2004 04:32 pm
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Why didn't someone
Tell me that today would be
World Blog Haiku Day?


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